Policy and enforcement bodies
DIPH : Délégation interministérielle aux personnes handicapées (Cross-ministry delegation for persons with disabilities). In collaboration with the ministries and national authorities involved in disability policy, representative PWD NGOs and the European Commission, the DIPH coordinates cross-ministerial actions and programs related to disability and to meeting the needs of people with disabilities ( PWD).
CNSA : Caisse nationale de solidarité pour l'autonomie des personnes âgées et des personnes handicapées. (National solidarity fund for independent living of dependent elderly and of disabled persons). Created in 2005, CNSA is an office, financed by the State and national health insurance, concerned with supporting elderly and disabled people's autonomy. CNSA is responsible for allocating resources to local authorities in charge of funding the supports needed by dependent seniors and PWD, while ensuring equal treatment across the country, whatever the disability. It also provides expertise, information and technical support to ensure the quality of the service provided.
HALDE : Haute autorité de lutte contre les discriminations et pour l'égalité. (The French Equal Opportunities and Anti-Discrimination Commission). An independent authority that assists individuals with identifying discriminatory practices and countering them. It provides advice on legal actions and helps establish evidence of discrimination.
AGEFIPH : Association de Gestion du Fonds pour l'Insertion des Personnes Handicapées. (Management agency of the disabled persons' integration in employment fund). Joint organization (trade-union confederations of workers, employers organizations, national organizations of disabled people) that manages the levy paid by companies of twenty or more employees who fail the legal obligation of employing a quota of disabled persons. They re-allocate these funds to assist the development of employment of PWD in the private sector.
CTNERHI : Centre technique national d'études et de recherche sur les handicaps et les inadaptations. Research and documentation centre dedicated to disability, created in 1975, funded by the Department of PWD of the Ministry of Labour, social relations, family, solidarity and city.